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Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits & professional development with stack ranking issues"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee Benefits
    Top Brand
    Bonus
    Stock Awards

    Cons

    Your manager can make or break you
    Lots of Bureaucracy at higher levels

    Advice to Management

    People make the company great. Reward those who collaborate with others vs. those who steal the spotlight.


  2. "Retail level"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, fun job if you love technology. Never a day in which I felt work was work. Managers were open and had a open door policy. Benefits were best I'd had.

    Cons

    Separation within employees due to background accessibility.

    Advice to Management

    Find out and end all internal struggles between coworkers

  3. "Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really consider the entire experience a Pro

    Cons

    NONE I honestly have not noticed anything that needs to change! Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    nothing to change


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    They are going through a phase of hiring only young newbies right now.


  5. "GREAT PALCE TO WORK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, bonus, health plan.

    Cons

    Diversity is encouraged but sometimes not exercised.

    Advice to Management

    Review the metrics to measure productivity and rewards.


  6. "Good company on the rise--good to be a University Hire under Satya's leadership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of visibility and opportunities for those in the MACH (academy of college hires) program. Amazing benefits and salary considering they are hiring fresh grads with minimal to no experience.

    Cons

    Such a big company you can feel lost and take some time to ramp up and take ownership of your career. Also as any tech industry severe lack of female leadership in IT management/product developer roles

    Advice to Management

    Make sure at least with the college hires you pay attention to how you can make the experience better for minorities/women/veterans/anyone outside of heterosexual white male identity


  7. "Great place to fine tune your skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wide arrange of tools and knowledge to be exposed to and great way to advance yourself in the career

    Cons

    Longevity is always a question.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits and co-workers, but bad upper-management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are tremendous (very hard to find anywhere else), and if you're ambitious enough, there is unlimited opportunity. They're also great, if you need time off to take care of yourself and/or your family.

    Cons

    They want nothing but ambitious leaders. Being a solid performer is not enough. The longer you're there, the bigger the bulls eye is on your back. Every year, they get rid of the "bottom 5%" of the employees, no matter how well they perform. It's a bad model. Also, training has become almost non-existent, so most of the time you're on your own to train yourself, on top of all of the many other demands on your time. It's a very high stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "getting rid of the bottom 5%" model. Microsoft needs not just leaders, but also solid performers.


  9. "A great place to work!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I mean it is Microsoft. The people here are amazing. Technical talent is some of the best in the world bar none. The challenges here are non-stop. What you can learn is only limited by your ability to multi-task. Ground breaking technology is at your fingertips all the time. Learn and grow. You can only go up and your career is driven by you.

    Cons

    Work, while the reason for being here, can become the only thing you ever do. I dream about cases sometimes. The fun needs to come back. Microsoft, in its maturity, has forgotten that there can be a balance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being you. Give the crazy growth, you are doing an amazing job!


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Contractor - Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Contractor - Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Coworkers and good team members

    Cons

    Contract work is the pits


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